Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

There is a certain level of convergence of views among claimant and user states on the final Award in the South China Sea Arbitration, legal experts within and outside the region acknowledged during the online Mangrove Forum organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) on 21 January 2021. The Award, issued on 12 July 2016, continue reading : Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

“Prime Minister Suga’s official statements broadly indicate the administration’s priorities in domestic and foreign policies…There is also a need to realign the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) closer to the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) in order for the FOIP framework to be seen less as a tool of encirclement of China or as continue reading : Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

UN Peace Awardee Amina Rasul Highlights Bangsamoro Women Peacebuilders

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) held “Women Peacemakers: The Wonder Women in Bangsamoro Mindanao” on 20 October 2020, the Institute’s first virtual Mabini Dialogue. Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID), was the guest speaker.   Ms. Rasul gave a brief presentation on the vital role of women in continue reading : UN Peace Awardee Amina Rasul Highlights Bangsamoro Women Peacebuilders

NACT Working Group Meeting: Experts Discuss Digital Economy in the “New Normal

“In a contactless world, most interactions with customers and employees must take place virtually… Operating digitally is the only way to stay in business (amid) mandated shutdowns and restricted activity,” remarked Professor Gao Fei, Vice President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), at the Network of ASEAN-China Think Tanks (NACT) Working Group Meeting on 12 October 2020. continue reading : NACT Working Group Meeting: Experts Discuss Digital Economy in the “New Normal

Global Influential Filipino Talents: The Changing Narrative of the Filipino Worker in the UAE

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration–DFA co-organized a Mabini Dialogue held on 27 November 2019 entitled EON Insight: Focus on the Filipino in the UAE.   The event featured EON Group’s co-founder and CEO, Mr. Junie del Mundo and Chief Innovation Officer Mr. Carlos Mori Rodriguez. EON is continue reading : Global Influential Filipino Talents: The Changing Narrative of the Filipino Worker in the UAE

Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Marine biologist Dr. Kent Carpenter, expert witness in the South China Sea Arbitration Case, showed evidences of the irreparable harm inflicted on the marine environment in the South China Sea during the Foreign Service Institute’s Mabini Dialogue. The forum, co-organized by the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila, was held on 21 continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue

States in Central and Eastern Europe and the Southeast Asian region have converging and diverging interests and perceptions on the continuing rise of China as a global power. They also share common challenges and potential fields of cooperation in their relations with China.   This sums up the discussion during the Mabini Dialogue entitled “Through the continue reading : Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue